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S’East Zonal Kiddies Championship: NGF Commends Kid Golfers

Posted: Jun 12, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) has commended the kid golfers for skill displayed in the just concluded Zonal Kiddies Golf Clinic/Championship, which held in Abakiliki, Ebonyi State.

Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, the Secretary General of the Federation, Taiwo D. Oriss, said that the federation was pleased with the success of the tournament as some talents were discovered.

According to him, “This maiden edition of Kiddies Golf Clinic/Championship is an eye opener in NGF’s drive to take the game to the grassroots, because we discovered some budding talents who displayed exceptional skills.”

The Secretary affirmed that the NGF would endeavour to maintain the tempo to enable it realise its set goals and objectives in the development of golf in Nigeria irrespective of the odds.

“There is no doubt the Federation is facing some challenges at the moment, particularly funds, but I want to believe we will surmount it. That means we will not relent in our efforts to drive the process to take the game to the grassroots,” he said.

However, the tournament started with a golf clinic to introduce the kids to the game.

The clinic gave the participants insight to questions such as who is a golfer, what it takes to be a golf pro, benefits of golf to a child and so on.

Also the kids were taken on a brief practical session on how to have a good grip of the golf, a determinant factor of a good play as well as the rules and etiquettes of golf.

The Clinic/Championship programme was organised by the NGF with supports from the Royal and Ancient (R&A) Golf of St Andrews, Scotland, the  world  body responsible  for  the  rules  and development  of  the game of golf.